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to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free. the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of what the u.s. would consider progress in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin, and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? "yes, we are. we will definitely fight," he says. and what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible that the taliban will try and come back? "yes, they will," he says. "it it makes a decades worth of american battles seem futile. it wasn't always like this. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> reporter: at first -- >> one, two, three! >> reporter: -- the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al
with the taliban. the "times" reports american officials are essentially giving up on what was once a critical component of their strategy in afghanistan. they're opting for a far less ambitious plan that would have the afghans work out a deal among themselves once u.s. combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. richard engel has been covering the conflict for nearly 11 years and filed this report from the afghan capital. >> reporter: this woman is about to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free, the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of what the u.s. would consider progress in afghanistan and no evidence that the american plan to hand over to a credible, stable afghan government will work. these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. >> are you preparing for this fight? are you already stockpiling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we ar
with the taliban. "the times" report that the top military and diplomatic officials are laying the ground work for afghans to work out a deal themselves after u.s. forces pull out in two years' time. richard engel filed this report from america's longers war. >> reporter: these village elders tell me once u.s. troops leave, a civil war will begin and u.s.-trained afghan forces will not be able to stop it. are you preparing for this fight? are you already stock piling weapons and ammunition and getting yourself ready? yes, we are. we will definitely fight. what about the afghan government? it's meaningless here, they say. you think it's possible the taliban will try to come back? >> translator: yes, they will. it makes a decades-worth of american battles seem futile. >> richard engel reporting there. the white house held secret meetings in the last few months to examine the threat of al qaeda in north africa. this is according to "the washington post." the talks focus on ways to help regional militaries could be front al qaeda-linked groups, but are exploring the possibility of direct u.s. inte
-martial two staff targets for urinating on the bodies of taliban fighters last year. three other marines received administrative punishment last month. >>> hospitals around the country are being given a warning not to try to cheat the government through the use of computerized records technology. the justice department and health and human services are focusing on what's called upcoding or raising the severity of a patient's condition to get more money. >>> and here's a beautiful sight for you. it is peak viewing time for a beautiful sight, the northern lights. these spectacular photographs were taken over the past couple of days in yellowknife, kana. >>> olympia snowe says she will publish a memoir and says the atmosphere in washington is to blame for congressional gridlock. >>> arnold schwarzenegger launches a think tank at the university of southern california. schwarzenegger says bipartisan cooperation is the key to solving the nation's problems and says, "you cannot just do it, my way or the highway." >>> at the clinton global initiative hillary clinton's run for the white house was
. we had been there 6 1/2 years with no plan. we routed the taliban, we did not defeat them, and then we left and went to iraq. so president obama had to put a plan in place and a timetable to get it done. so it may not be as fast as we would all like, but the fact is, the cost of this war, in terms of our human treasure, the most important part, our young people, the casualties to their lives and to their physical well-being and their mental -- it's all physical, mental or not. so, yeah, i do think that this is taking to us a place where we should really understand that war, as a resolution of conflict, is an obsolete idea. and we should take the debate to a bigger place, a bigger place. i'll never get over the fact that president bush took us into war on a false premise, that he knew was false, that his administration knew was false, for a different agenda, and look how long we stayed in iraq. >> whether or not it ends up becoming an issue in the presidential race, is this a matter for congress to decide, in terms of when we leave, before the election or after the election
when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. the taliban did claim responsibility for that attack, but that also followed another deadly weekend where two more americans were killed including an american service member and an american civilian contractor that was training afghan security forces at a checkpoint in the province west of kabul. another insider attack when an afghan soldier approached them, pulled his weapon out and killed them. the americans fired back killing the assailant but also two more afghan soldiers. this eroding the trust between the u.s. and afghan security forces here. already this year alone, 31 americans have died because of these insider attacks. tamron? >> atia abawi, thank you very much. >>> nbc news special coverage of the crisis in the middle east is called "at the brink" and it continues tonight on nbc nightly news and all the platforms of nbc including msnbc. >>> still ahead, i'll talk to a political rhetoric expert about how the words, tone, answers at the debate could decide the winner and loser. he says romney needs to project a, quote, maturity
partly run by the taliban and partly run by a karzai-type government. and you end up having to cede space to taliban-type forces or come to some compromise with them that means that you go backwards rather than forwards. pakistan, i think, is the epicenter of everything that's really wrong and what's going to be dealt with. and if we could have more constructive relationships with pakistan, and that's very, very difficult, i understand that. if we could have a certainty that they would deal with their own internal problems, then i think that is the key to unlocking more peaceful relationships not just with the indian subcontinent but right across afghanistan. >> so mr. prime minister, your position at the u.n., you have the very small and easy task of making sure that the u.n. delivers on the world's promise of making sure every child in the world has access to education by 2015. >> yeah. this is a silent emergency. i mean, it is tragic that today -- >> seems like an impossible task. >> 61 million children around the world will not be going to school because they've got no school to go to
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